Step Back, Tarantino: 7 Movies With Dialogues That Feel Just Like Real Life

Step Back, Tarantino: 7 Movies With Dialogues That Feel Just Like Real Life
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These features definitely nailed the art of realistic dialogue.

While Quentin Tarantino is considered to be the king of dialogue, his movies’ lines, with all their wholesomeness, clearly lack realism. However, there are movies in which onscreen conversations are really close to real ones, depicting the truth of life.

Here are 7 examples of such truthfully made movies, handpicked by Redditors.

1. Superbad (2007)

Jonah Hill and Michael Cera’s coming-of-age comedy doesn’t really mince words showing the truthful image of the American youth of different interests.

“It was exactly like how high schoolers spoke to each other in 2007,” fairly admits @dabisnit.

2. Uncut Gems (2019)

Directed by Benny and Josh Safdies, this crime thriller is very dialogue-heavy, with lots of multiple conversations happening simultaneously and fastly spoken utterances, which sounds really natural, being reminiscent of our daily communication in the big city.

3. Manchester By the Sea (2016)

“I love that there are no deep monologues. Every bit of dialogue feels real,” as voiced by Redditor @backinredd.

Indeed, this drama, created by the filmmaker and the playwright Kenneth Lonergan, imitates life the best way possible, not trying to be pretentious.

4. This Is England (2006)

Shane Meadows’ iconic movie, following the young skinheads in England of the 1980’s, is famous for depicting this subculture so naturally, that it can be easily forgotten that it’s not a documentary featuring real-life conversations of back-then youth.

5. The Goonies (1985)

Another perfect example of featuring the teenage mess is this Sean Astin’s comedy.

“They're constantly talking over each other, shouting, mumbling, stuttering, swearing and just being totally genuine kids,” states @quarshen about the characters’ dialogues.

6. Coherence (2013)

This one is quite a peculiar title, as sci-fi movies don’t often demonstrate very realistic dialogue. However, this genre’s example benefited from being largely improvised, as its lines and characters’ reactions appeared to be authentically tense and truthful.

7. The Fugitive (1993)

Last comes Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones’ action thriller, where 70% of the dialogue was improvised by the actors too, as Ford and Jones were given the freedom to work their lines out on their own, which resulted in the movie’s lines being realistic.

Source: Reddit